Nov 8, 2011, 11:49 AM
Ousssou Njie Senior, a veteran musician was among the ones who received 'Life Time Achievement Award' last Saturday at the
The award night, which was characterised by life performances from Gambian and foreign artists, was aimed at rewarding artists and promoters alike for their significant contribution to The Gambian music industry.
Speaking in an interview with Entertainment, Oussou Njie Senior said he has received his award with mixed feelings, noting that it should have been people like Jimi Coron, So G U I Sock, Modou Cham,
"These Gambians should have received these awards because I am their apprentice."
He indicated that it was during their time that the Department of Arts and Culture thought about setting up school for arts. Some of the young musicians he added especially the singers have talents, but their talents needs to be polished.
"When I was a kid, about 8 years old, the Super Eagles album came out and I had to save up from my pocket money for at least 2 weeks just to buy it. And it was at Oussou store that I purchased it. You see that Super Eagle album was a big hit. They were the hottest those days, but sadly and not so long after that, they became quite and it was all over."
In conclusion, Oussou Njie went on to thank DJ Lamin Cham for organising such a good awarding event for musicians and promoters. He also thanked the main sponsors of the event, Gamcel, the National GSM Operators.
Life time Achievement Award Category 1
Oussou Njie Senior Musician
Musa Afia Ngum Musician
George F Gomez, Executive Director,
Mass Lowe Musician
Life time Achievement Award Category 2
Amie Cherry musician
Flexman of the defunct pancha B
Music, cultural and media award
Alhagie Modou Joof
Best selling Album Award Female Artist
Best selling Album Award Male Artist
Pa Omar Jack
The most radio played Artist Female category
The most radio played Artist Male category
Best Female life performer
Oumie Ngum Maisa
Best performing Band
Five Star Band
Best International Gambian Artist
Jali Lamin Saho
Best up coming Artist
Best International Artist